Medicinal qualities:

In vivo


Antinociceptive effect of citronellal in mice.

Melo, M. S., Sena, L. C. S., Barreto, F. J. N., Bonjardim, L. R., Almeida, J. R. G. S., & Lima, J. T. (2009)

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Antinociceptive Effects of Citronellal in Formalin-, Capsaicin-, and Glutamate-Induced Orofacial Nociception in Rodents and Its Action on Nerve Excitability.

Quintans-Júnior, L. J., Pergentino de Sousa, D., Araújo, A. A. S., & Onofre, A. (2010)

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Evidence of the Sedative Effect of Neroli Oil, Citronellal and Phenylethyl Acetate on Mice.

Jäger, W., Buchbauer, G., Jirovetz, L., Dietrich, H., & Plank, C. (1992)

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Mosquito repellent

Evaluation of Repellency Effect of Two Natural Aroma Mosquito Repellent Compounds, Citronella and Citronellal.

Jeong‐Kyu, K., Chang‐Soo, K., Jong‐Kwon, L., Young‐Ran, K., Hye‐Yun, H., & Hwa Kyung, Y. (2007)

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In vitro


Antimicrobial Effect of trans-Cinnamaldehyde, (−)-Perillaldehyde, (−)-Citronellal, Citral, Eugenol and Carvacrol on Airborne Microbes Using an Airwasher.

Sato, K., Krist, S., & Buchbauer, G. (2006)

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Fungicidal effect of volatile oils from Eucalyptus citriodora and its major constituent citronellal.

Ramezani, H., Singh, H. P., Batish, D. R., Kohli, R. K., & Dargan, J. S. (2002)

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